John Fernandes Insurance Services Ltd Second Division Hockey League…
All Greys edged one step farther from their competition rivals when they crushed the Airbenders by 6-1 on Sunday as the John Fernandes Insurance Services Ltd Second Division Hockey Competition resume, at the Providence National Stadium.
Going into Sunday’s match in the top position with only 6 matches remaining in competition, the All Greys got off to a positive start when midfielder Alan Fernandes split two defenders to enter the left side of the circle and slipped his shot past the advancing goalkeeper after just five minutes of play which gave them the lead.
The Airbenders (national women’s team) showed good composure and continued to move the ball around in possession, but appeared vulnerable to the swift counterattacks of the All Greys. It was one such attack in the 19th minute that produced the second goal of the match for All Greys.
Timothy Jonas broke from the right wing to escape his defender, received a beautifully weighted through pass, before laying it into the path of Jonathan Yearwood for the finish to nudge the score to 2-0. The Airbenders to their credit kept attacking and searching for a goal of their own which came from a powerful Kerensa Fernandes cross from the left wing with was deflected ever so slightly by Samantha Fernandes in the scoring circle. It was game on at 2-1.
The blistering morning sun took its toll on the players of both sides in the second half. As the pace slowed, the veteran All Greys used their superior ball-handling skills to wrest control of the match and it was now the Airbenders who had to remain content with the occasional counter-attack. After a scoreless first nine minutes of the second half, the All Greys chalked up two quick goals in succession through a Brennette Gordon field goal and an Alan Fernandes penalty corner strike that took an unfortunate deflection off a defenders stick.
While the Airbenders made several promising forays into the heart of the All Greys defence, the veteran defenders coupled by brave goalkeeping from Sheldon Corlette kept them off the score sheet.
The All Greys instead were the more successful of the sides, finishing the match with two more goals in the 60th and 65th minute through Brian Asregado and Jonathan Yearwood to take the final score to 6-1 for All Greys.
The competition continues this coming week once the weather permits.
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